Hundreds of students gathered at the Arboretum park in Nottingham where crowds were spotted enjoying the warm weather on the first day of lockdown easing.

Revellers gathered to bask in the sun and laugh with pals in groups of six but as the day went on some were spotted enjoying their new found freedom a little bit too much.

A group of lads were even snapped weeing in park bushes as others climbed trees while being egged on by their mates.

Others appeared to get themselves into trouble when a brawl broke out in the park and a large group of people gathered to film the fight.

Several revellers appeared to be drunk too, with pictures showing alcohol sprayed over the crowd.

Empty beer cans, bottles, wine and tinnies were also seen strewn all over the park's floor, suggesting some had a few too many to drink.

The park booze-up, which occurred on the first day Brits were allowed to meet up outside since before Christmas serves as a reminder for what’s to come when pubs and restaurants open up on April 12.

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Restaurants and pubs have been authorised to open on 12 April, but customers must order, eat and drink while seated at a table.

Customers must also follow either the rule of six, or be in a group of any size as long as there are no more than two household present.

Boris Johnson’s restrictions have changed since the last lockdown however, as people won’t need to order a substantial meal and there’ll be no 22:00 curfew.

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The Prime Minister's rule of six allows people in groups of six or less, or two full households, to meet up outside, or in back gardens.

Government guidelines state people must socially distance from each other however, and meeting indoors is still banned.

Professor Sir Mark Walport, a former chief scientific adviser to the Government, told Times Radio their new found freedom doesn’t give "people an excuse to sneak into" the houses of those they're socialising with.

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Mr Walport warned: "The bottom line is, there is still quite a lot of infection about and we need to emphasise to people that the relax in the restrictions is outdoors and it doesn't give people an excuse to sneak into the house."

He reminded people airborne transmission is the easiest way the virus spreads and that although the virus "gets blown away much more easily" when you're outside, it is still present.

Outdoor sports facilities including golf courses, tennis and basketball courts and swimming pools all opened from March 29 too.

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